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tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped